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Information Skills — Grade 8
Goal 2: The learner will IDENTIFY and USE criteria for excellence to evaluate information and formats.
Objective 2.05. Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information resources.
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Aligned lesson plans
- Underground Railroad quilts: Fact or folklore?
- In this lesson, students explore the controversy surrounding a book entitled Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, which was published as a non-fiction account of fugitive slaves sending coded messages through quilt patterns. Students evaluate numerous sources and assess the validity of each in an attempt to determine if the quilt codes are fact or folklore.
- Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 English Language Arts, Information Skills, and Social Studies)
- By Abby Stotsenberg.
- Reading guides
- Groups will develop a Reading Guide for each non-fiction resource book for units in science, social studies, and other curriculum areas. Students will identify useful features each book and where the important information will be found. Reviewing non-fiction features of print resources will familiarize the class with material on reserve for the unit. Overviewing and identifying text features will help students determine how to approach the various formats of text relevant to the topic.
- Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts and Information Skills)
- By Elizabeth Hubbe.
Resources on the web
- Media literacy: Examining the world of Lizzie McGuire
- In this lesson that focuses on the popular television series, Lizzie McGuire, students develop media literacy skills. After viewing an episode of this teenage comedy, students take part in Media Response Groups where they... (Learn more)
- Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts)
- Provided by: ReadWriteThink
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